Conference venue and travel information


The conference will be held in Elvet Riverside 1, New Elvet, DH1 3JT. Lunches, tea and coffee will be served just up the road in Dunelm House. Both buildings are accessible. The conference dinner will take place at University College (‘Castle’) on Weds 22 April.


60 InterCity trains from most major centres in the country call at Durham daily, including 14 trains from London. The high speed service takes under 3 hours from London King’s Cross on the main London North Eastern Railway Line. First Transpennine Express offers frequent links to Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds, while CrossCountry links Durham directly with Scotland, the Midlands and the South West. Durham is just over 3 hours from Birmingham, 2½ hours from Manchester, 1½ hours from Edinburgh and 45 minutes from York


Durham City Centre is only two miles from the A1(M). Leave the motorway at Junction 62 on the A690 Durham – Sunderland Road and follow signs to Durham City Centre. Durham is 264 miles from London, 187 miles from Birmingham, 125 miles from Edinburgh and 67 miles from York. Please note that car parking space in Durham is limited.


Newcastle Airport (NCL)

Newcastle Airport is approximately 20 miles north of Durham. There are connecting flights from many European hubs including London Heathrow and London Gatwick, Amsterdam, Paris and Brussels. The airport is served by a number of budget airlines. See for full details.

The Metro (underground) is available from the airport to Newcastle Central Station, which takes around 20 minutes, and Metro trains run every 7 minutes.  From Newcastle Central Station you can catch a train (overground) to Durham Station, which takes around 15 minutes.

If you are arriving in the evening, we recommend taking a taxi from the airport to avoid the risk of missing the last trains south.  The cost would be approximately £35.00 to £60.00 depending on the taxi company.

Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTV)

Durham Tees Valley is approximately 25 miles south of Durham.  Although it has fewer flights than Newcastle, there are connecting flights with Amsterdam and other cities, and it is served by budget airlines. See for full details. We would recommend a taxi from this airport to Durham.


Few venues in the world can rival the splendour, prestige and heritage of the City of Durham. Located on a dramatic peninsula overlooking the River Wear, Durham’s unique Norman Cathedral and Castle not only dominate the skyline, but are also part of a designated World Heritage Site.

Durham is a small and compact city and everything is within easy walking distance. Just minutes from the bustling city centre, you can enjoy the tranquillity of leafy riverside footpaths along the banks of the River Wear, or the changing seasonal displays at Durham University Botanic Garden. Palace Green Library, the Oriental Museum and the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre hold fascinating collections of international significance, as well as offering key insights into local history.

For more information about what to see and do, and to make your visit unforgettable, please visit:

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